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Microsoft System Center Reporting Cookbook by Samuel Erskine, Dieter Gasser, Kurt Van Hoecke, Nasira Ismail

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Preparing the DPM reporting environment

Shortcuts lead to long delays! There is no shortcut for preparation. This recipe is focused on preparing your environment for your DPM custom reports.

Getting ready

You must plan to review Chapter 3, Unpacking System Center Report Building Tools, as a primer to this recipe.

How to do it...

The tasks discussed in this recipe are as follows:

  • Creating and delegating read access to an Active Directory user account to access the DPM database
  • Creating DPM Report Manager folders and performing delegation
  • Creating a shared data source for DPM reports

Creating and delegating read access to an Active Directory account user

Perform the following steps:

  1. Create a user called, for example, DPMRPT in Active Directory.
  2. Connect to ...

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